In this role, you’ll make a difference by raising funds for scholarships and grants to support HCCS and its students. You will provide fund raising leadership and support for two college presidents and four to five of HCCS' Centers of Excellence to raise funds for scholarships and grants.
You’ll participate in prospect research activities, cultivation events and strategy sessions to identify and evaluate prospects. You’ll qualify prospects and cultivate potential contributors; design and develop solicitation strategies to match donors’ interests; personally solicit gifts; and steward major gift donors. You’ll represent the Foundation at various fundraising and other appropriate meetings, and make formal and informal presentations.
Provide principal support to the HCC Foundation by raising funds to benefit HCC students and programs based on the priorities set forth by the HCC Chancellor and HCC Foundation Board.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Contact individuals, corporations and foundation on behalf of the HCC Foundation and schedule appointments to learn interest in making a gift and their capacity to do so;
Manage a portfolio of 150 prospects identified to have a capacity of $5,000 or over;
Participate in prospect research activities, cultivation events, and strategy sessions to identify and evaluate prospects;
Qualify prospects and cultivate potential contributors; design and develop solicitation strategies to match donors’ interests; personally solicit gifts and continually steward major gift donors;
Create and present major gift proposals and donor communications that highlight the successes of the HCC Foundation’s work and HCC student success;
Assist in hosting campus visit and other special activities to cultivate major donors;
Represent HCC Foundation at various fundraising and other appropriate meetings. Make formal and informal presentations;
When gifts are secured, work with the development staff to establish funds and create recognition and stewardship activities;
Where appropriate, serve on advisory councils at the College to identify program needs and create fundraising strategies to achieve goals for the program;
Manage and administer grant reporting back to the donors;
Communicate with faculty and staff to determine scholarship opportunities and/or operational support;
Maintain and manage a comprehensive grant, including reporting and re-allocation;
Work with the Executive Director of the program to ensure that sub-recipients are compliant with their agreements. Review reports and approve payments for sub-recipients and sponsorships; and
Perform other related duties and special projects as assigned.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform the essential duties and responsibilities listed above. The qualifications listed below are representative of the education, experience, knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required.
Bachelor’s degree in Business, Development, Communications or a related field required.
Five (5) years previous experience in work related fund-raising/stewardship programs.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
High level of technical knowledge and experience in major gift solicitation, annual fund programs, stewardship, volunteer management and external relations; and
Working knowledge of Blackbaud donor management system and Microsoft Office systems
This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by their supervisor.
This job description may be revised upon development of other duties and changes in responsibilities.
Internal Number: 18003HI
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Houston Community College's service area is Houston Independent School District, Katy, Spring Branch, Alief Independent School Districts, Stafford Municipal District, and the Fort Bend portion of Missouri City.
Houston Community College is an open-admission, public institution of higher education offering a high-quality, affordable education for academic advancement, workforce training, career development, and lifelong learning to prepare individuals in our diverse communities for life and work in a global and technological society.
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